posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:17 AM
Personally, I think that Iran likely already has a pretty capable nuclear weapons program in secret. Pretty easy to do in all that rural terrain. I
think where they lack is a delivery system to deliver them anywhere beyond their immediate vicinity. Then again, I don't think that is their aim.
However, like the OP, this is NOT the reason we'd be interested in bringing them down. Of course, I differ from the OP in that I see the need for
nations to protect their interests, including economic ones, and yes, we certainly play dirty when needs must. Iraq is a prime example.... I too think
that economic reasons, not any role in terrorism, were behind our invasion there.
Thing is though, we're mired enough in the Middle East, to where opening up a whole other front is simply bad business there. It's a money pit that
we shouldn't get ourselves into.
As for the wiping off the map semantics, his (Iran's leader) message is still pretty clear (i.e. the utter destruction of the Israeli regime).